Need help upgrading my hard drive

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I am currently a sata hard drives. I want to upgrade my hard drive data transfer rates and storage capabilities.Can someone give me detailed information about new hard drive solutions for desktops ?

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Need help upgrading my hard drive

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Yes it is simple enough just go to the manual of your motherboard and then find the maximum size of hard disk that it can afford to run. Then you need to buy and connect the big hard disc to the system. Restart the machine. If it runs normally, then no problem else you need to update the system. The bios has to be configured for the hard disk. The system has to know the type of the device. And once it starts well, then run PC solutions package to see that there is no problems and then install the driver that manages the hardware you have attached.

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Need help upgrading my hard drive

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Hi Christopher,

As I understand, you want to upgrade your sata hard drive data transfer and storage capabilities. Well, first of all, please let us know first the specs of your Desktop computer (OS used, motherboard, processor speed, HDD capacity and File system type). Have you tried to reformat and do some test to this drive?  If not, try to do some test first using HD Tune Pro 4.50 – Hard Disk Utility or other HD tune up utilities before you do the HD formatting. This will let you know the benchmark on how fast your HDD is.  If the result is still the same, try the HDD to the other computers that you have to make sure that the drive is not faulty.

Now, check the DMA access mode of the HDD in My Computer -> Right Click -> Properties ->  Device Manager -> Controller Interface Properties.  By default , bios is the one to control for the controller so you might need to go to the bios settings of the mobo. If you have old mobo’s bios, you might need to update it as well. You might also need to double check the SATA cable you used on your HDD because there might be incompatibility issues between SATA-I to SATA-II. Check it  by just using the jumpers or the manufacturer’s software. Lastly, please check for the newest chipset driver available for the drive.

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